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    Default Need help saving this little guy!!

    This morning I found a little Newt in my basement, it looks like a firebelly & the poor guy was almost frozen & is skin & bones. What do I feed the little guy to get some strength back into him, I have no idea what they eat. I tried some frozen bloodworms but wouldn't eat them, so I'm not sure what to do.


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    I believe they eat insects and snails,should try to make it a moist home and something to hide under.I believe they hide under some sort of cover most of the day.

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    They like to eat live worms. You could dig some up in your back yard. If you can only find big ones, just cut it up into smaller pieces, they keep moving after you cut them (yuck). I used to catch newts in the summer when I was a kid and keep them for a couple of months before releasing them.

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    Hello. so i called the local pet store where they have fire-belly newts, and they said they feed them blood worms. i know they keep them in a half full tank with drift wood placed so they can climb out of the water and on to dry land IE the drift wood. unfortunately that is all i know about them. Cheers
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    I used to have them before with fish,feed the blood worms u can try frozen ones too, feed him every other day, they dont need to eat every day. U can use a bare bottom or gravel some plants or rocks so he can seat on them
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    You can feed him small earthworms and other insects. It's not likely it would recognize frozen bloodworms as food since all its ever known is live , moving prey . It needs moisture and places to hide , but cannot be put in water only like aquatic newts from the pet store . It is mainly a terrestrial dweller found in boggy places, preying on the insects,worms and small slugs .








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    Omygoodness, poor little guy. Good thing you found him. Sorry that i'm not much help, just wanted to say good luck to you. Hope you can get him eating.

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    seems to me at this time of year it should still be in hybernation and may not eat for you at all.
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    You might check with GreteJ as well...she raises axotls.

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    Sorry I'm no help, but just curious how it got in your basement?? Thats a weird find that's for sure.
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